I currently serve as Assistant Professor of Management at Northwest University. This is my first year as a full time faculty professor, prior to this year I have taught courses as an adjunct professor in NW’s undergraduate, MBA and Adult Education programs. My career prior to this year has been in the hospitality industry, specifically corporate positions at both Eastern and Continental Airlines, Landry’s Seafood Restaurant’s, Pacific Coast Restaurant’s, and Restaurant’s Unlimited.
I received my B.S.B.A. degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 1986 specializing in Procurement & Material’s Management. B.G.S.U. is recognized as one of the top schools in the country for this degree program and my business career has been in the field of purchasing and logistics management. I received my Master’s degree from the University of Houston’s Hilton college of Hotel and Restaurant Management, also considered one of the nation’s top rated hospitality management programs. I am currently ABD (all but dissertation) as a doctoral candidate at George Fox University’s Doctor of Business Administration program. My dissertation is related to social entrepreneurship.
My teaching philosophy is to create a safe environment for the student and provide a classroom setting that promotes critical thinking and real-life application to course theory and principles. I believe that a liberal arts approach to a business curriculum instills the necessary skills, knowledge and values required to prepare students of any age or background for careers in leadership in any industry.